No. 22 San Diego State holds off late Boise State push

San Diego State secured its second nail-biting victory over Boise State in three days, defeating the visiting Broncos 62-58 on Saturday afternoon.Jordan Schakel hit four free throws in the final 8.7 seconds and finished with a game-high 17 points as the Aztecs swept the back-to-back set.No. 22 San Diego State (19-4, 13-3 Mountain West Conference) sits one win away from securing their eighth consecutive Mountain West Conference regular-season title if it can defeat UNLV in Las Vegas on Wednesday night.Only two days after Boise State (18-6, 14-5) erased a 17-point second-half deficit only to lose 78-66 in overtime, the Broncos trailed by nine late in the second half. Boise State pulled to within a point with 4:23 left after a 7-0 run and traded buckets down the stretch.Devonaire Doutrive’s layup with 16.2 seconds left pulled the Broncos within one again at 56-55.The game became a free throw contest down the stretch between Schakel and Doutrive, who scored 13 points.Schakel went 4-for-4 and Doutrive made 3-of-4 missing the front end of a pair with 3.7 seconds to go. Matt Mitchell was then fouled on the ensuing possession and made two free throws to put the game out of reach.